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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Debi Ryan: A Watercolour Note

Here's a simple Thank You note card.   I sprayed the ink onto heavy weight watercolour paper, then stamped the image and sentiment from Nature Notes using Black Archival Ink. Although a simple CAS card, I think it's very effective!

Enjoy the rest of your week, Debi x

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Announcing a New Plate: Behind the Scenes

With our most recent unmounted stamp plate, we've gone "Behind the Scenes" with a set of background stamps that are ready to impress!

Add some stylish flair to your papercrafting and mixed media creations with these versatile background stamps.  Alone or paired, they are sure to steal the scene with your next stamped project.  Featuring reverse sequin waste, handwriting, bubble wrap and a handwritten music sheet, these backgrounds will lend themselves to a variety of projects.

Get Behind the Scenes until March 31, 2012 for the low introductory price of $17.60, 20% off its regular price of $22.00.

Don’t forget that Rogue Redhead Designs also stocks mounting supplies!  You can also get this plate bundled with a sheet of EZ-Mount Cling Foam for $21.10 or bundle this plate with both a stamp storage panel and a sheet of EZ-Mount Cling Foam for the low price of $22.60.

Here are a few samples:

Stamp: bubble wrap background from Behind the Scenes (Rogue Redhead Designs)
This card makes use of the bubble wrap background.  It adds a lovely texture to any stamped project!

Stamps: bubble wrap, handwriting and sequin waste backgrounds from
Behind the Scenes; sentiment from Relish Reading (Rogue Redhead Designs)
This Poe-licious card features 3 of our new backgrounds - the reverse sequin waste and the bubble wrap over stamped with the handwriting background.  To finish off, a sentiment from Relish Reading was added.

Stamps: handwritten music sheet background from
Behind the Scenes; sentiment from Carnival Dreams (Rogue Redhead Designs)
On this dreamy pink Artist Trading card, the handwritten music sheet adorns the background and sets off this collage image of Marie Antoinette.  The "dream" sentiment comes from the Carnival Dreams mini.

Stamps: handwriting background from Behind the Scenes;
sentiment from Snow Hugs (Rogue Redhead Designs)
With this cool card, our frosty background was achieved by smooshing a piece of glossy paper through Ranger's Tumbled Glass distress ink and then overstamping with the handwriting background, once with tumbled glass and then again with Faded Jeans distress ink.

Be sure to come back and check out the samples by the Rogue Crew which will be appearing all month!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Colleen Oxford: Sunset

I love to watch the sunset! I know that sounds cliche but it's true. And I'm amazed at the many different shades it comes in. There's the blues that fade to oranges, the purples that fade to reds...etc. 
So I took inspiration from the Tree scene in Nature Notes.

Stamps: Tree scene, Sentiment and Flourish from Nature Notes

I love how this stamp lends it's self to so many possibilities.

I used Copic markers to color the trees, background, the lines going around the edge and the coloring on the flower. The tree scene, sentiment and flourish are stamped using Stampin Up ink pads.  The brad and punch are from Stampin up also.  The flower is from a fake plant my Sister gave me. And finally I placed 3 pink flowers brads in each corner.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Barbara Washington: Happy Birthday, Cutie!


Happy Monday. Today I'm sharing a flip center birthday card. I had a lot of fun playing with this one. Using a piece of designer paper from my stash, I cut out the base card. The circles in the design were painted with perfect pearls for a bit of shimmer. I used the bear in the tree and the bear with the honey pot from Getting Grizzly as my main image. These two stamps go together so well. As a change I decided to paint the image using my perfect pearls using my water pen and different colors of perfect pearls. When you open the card, the center circle flips and the sentiment panel becomes visible. It was stamped using the background stamp from Getting Grizzly and  the sentiment "Cutie". Happy Birthday is an outline sticker. By the way, did you notice the little birthday hat (also a sticker) on the birthday bear?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

We're Looking for New Rogue Crew Members and Guest Rogues!

This Call is now closed!

We have open spots on the scandalously talented Rogue Crew! 

If you love to go Rogue, why not apply for a spot on our team?

Requirements for 6-month term (April 1 thru September 30, 2013):

a) Create a minimum of 4 samples for each new release that you work on and post the samples on your own blog and that of RRD.   We also encourage submission of samples to print publications.

b) Create samples for the RRD blog (maximum 2 pieces per month) to highlight our images and support our RRD Rebel Challenges.

To apply, email the following details to by February 20, 2013 with "Rogue Crew Application" in the Subject line:

1. Name:

2. Blog Address:

3. Provide links to 3 pieces that show your style:

4. Have you been published?  If yes, in what publications:

5. Do you belong to any online groups?  If yes, which ones:

6.  Are you presently part of any other design teams?  If yes, which ones:

7.  Past design teams if any:

We will inform the selected artists as of February 28, 2013.

Update: due to the change in the United States international postage rates, the team will not be taking on any additional international full-time design team members at this time.  However, we will be considering ALL international applications for Guest Designer positions.  These positions would entail receiving one new release and two other RRD plates of the person's choosing.  The Guest Designer would use those stamps to design and present on the blog for 3 months (usually 2 spots per month for the duration of their term).

That's it!  We're a Rogue Crew so we try to be light on rules and heavy on creativity!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Helene Huber: Sympathy TImes Three

Today I used the same image, from the Relish Reading stamp plate, on three different cards.

I needed to make these cards to express our sympathy for the loss of an elderly gentleman who happened to be a local newspaper publisher.  I chose this image because it reminded me of a young man venturing out into the world with his newspaper tucked under his arm.  I also used the op ed piece about him from the local paper for my script background mat and tab. I thought that personalized the cards, rather than use generic script.  

The first card utilizes Spellbinders Nestabilities, Lasting Impressions patterned paper and Kaiser Craft pearls.  The next two cards use Graphic 45 patterned papers, Tim Holtz tissues tape, brads and twine from stash.  

The image is stamped with coffee Archival ink.  You'll see Ranger Tea Dye and Vintage Photo inks on the last card.

I hope you have time to make some cards this weekend.  Helene

Sunday, January 20, 2013

trisha too: Winter Blues--a bookmark

What better way to spend a cold winter day than curled up with a good book?
This little lady from the Relish Reading plate has the right idea:

 She had so many books, they're flying out of her arms!

Here's my new bookmark.  You can't tell so much in these pics that this has
a great shimmer to it, but I took a piece of the background before stamping:
Oh, yes, a nice frosty winter shine!  Time to join in the 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Make the Day Special Has Gone Rogue

Rogue Redhead Designs stamps are now available at Make the Day Special, a U.K. based stamp store which features a variety of stamp lines and supplies.

Make the Day Special is dedicated to bringing more hard to get rubber stamps to the UK and has now gone Rogue with some of our most popular RRD stamp plates.

You can keep up with all the fabulous fun at Make the Day Special through their website, their blog and their Facebook page.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Debi Ryan: My Honey Valentine

I think these bears from the Getting Grizzly plate are just the cutest thing. I've stamped my bear on Kraft, and then coloured him using Prismacolor pencils, I've given him a heart to hold, which I've just popped up on dimensional foam, to give a bit of depth.

I hope I've given you some Valentine inspiration ;-)

Debi x

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Colleen Oxford: Blue Candy Kisses

Cupcakes anyone???

Stamps: Cupcakes and Sentiment from Candy Kisses

This image from Candy Kisses reminds me of the scene in Beauty and the Beast, when the Dishes and food are dancing around for Belle. So fun and whimsical. Who wouldn't want swaying, dancing cupcakes?

I LOVE texture and lots of layers...

Not to mention paper piecing :)

Keeping with the theme of Winter Blues my color palette is Tempting Turquoise with White using a designer pattern paper and ribbons from Stampin' Up. And adding a special touch with the white pearls.

Please join us in this month's Challenge: Winter Blues
Jump into your shades of blue and have some fun, the Only other colors that can be used are black and white.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Winter Blues

Although the weather in Chicago has been relatively mild so far this winter, I can definitely relate to this scene. Snow is falling heavily outside the window. Hopefully you can see it on the image. The snowflakes from Candy Kisses have been stamped in tumbled glass ink. If you look hard, you will see the snow falling. This young girl, from Relish Reading, sits by the window reading her book. She doesn't look happy to be cooped up inside.
Keeping with the theme of this month's challenge, Winter Blues, my card is black and white with shades of blue. The background wall was dry embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder. The window and curtains were diecut (Spellbinders). I had a lot of fun paper-piecing our young lady.
Hope to see your creations for the challenge. Have fun!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Rebel Challenge 19: Winter Blues

With the lovely winter weather upon us here in New England, Rogue Redhead Designs is celebrating the fabulous frosty shades of blue that this season brings.  We are challenging you to use shades of blue in your creations with the only other colors being black or white.

Winter Blues

We reserve the right to delete submissions that do not
follow our guidelines!

Please check our FAQ for all the info on our challenges! Here's the short version.

1) You can use any products to participate in this challenge. You do not have to use Rogue Redhead Designs products but it would be fabulous if you did!

2) Your submission must include some stamping.

3) Please read the directions for the challenge. We like to add a twist here and there. Your submission must be use blue for your color palette and with only black and white as other colors.

4) Only links that are to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.  Please note: the challenge must be named in your list and not simply listed by its URL.  Thank you.

6) You can submit up to 3 entries and you may combine this challenge with  only up to 5 other challenges, but more than that and you will disqualify yourself.

One challenge winner will be drawn randomly from the qualified submissions for a $15.00 US voucher at the Rogue Redhead Designs Store. This challenge will end on February 3, 2013. The winner will be announced on February 6, 2013 and will have until March 6, 2013 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

You don't have to do winter themes just be sure to use those beautiful blues.  You can get into patterns for a fun card and fresh card!  Here we layered coordinating papers and paired them with this sweet sailor from the Beach Babes plate.

Stamps: Sailor Boy from Beach Babes (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Go simple and elegant with a nice clean card!  This card used some simple framing to showcase this Hugo quote.

Stamps: Cosmos Blossom and quote from  from Floricultre  and
bee from Getting Grizzly  (Rogue Redhead Designs)

This sample is both clean and simple and contains lots of great layers except this time the layers are all ink.  The cat was masked and an oval backdrop was inked in using a reverse mask from a punched oval.  Over that, two backgrounds - the mini swirl background from Candy Kisses and the Almanac background from Relish Reading - stamped with the same ink that was sponged giving the oval a more complex but subtle look.

Stamps: Cat from from Just Sayin, almanac background
from Relish Reading, swirl mini background from Candy Kisses ,
sentiment from Floriculture (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Come back and visit our blog over the next month to see some more Winter Blues. 

Now, it's your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Helene Huber: Midge Valentine

I was anxious to create a card with Midge, the latest vintage miss that was the free stamp in the January 2013 issue of Craft Stamper Magazine.  She is a companion to the Milliner Misses stamp plate.  I paired her with the sentiment, My Sweetie, from the Candy Kisses stamp plate.

Markers:  Prismacolor:  Cool Grey, Muted Turquoise; Kurecolor: Haze Blue; Copic: Brick Beige, Cool Grey, Shadow Pink
Inks:  Ranger Distress Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass; Archival Jet Black, Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Pewter Distress Stain
QuicKutz Doily Hearts dies
Patterned card stock:  The Scrap Cake:  the Brighter Side of Life
plain generic blue and grey card stock
Misc. flowers, ribbon and trims from my stash

This is my first Valentine made in 2013--nontraditional blue.  Are you making Valentines?  Helene

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winner of RC018: One-Layer Winter Holiday Card

Thanks to everyone who played our last challenge! We had lots of fabulous interpretations of our One-Layer Winter Holiday card!

Drumroll please....and the randomly drawn winner for RC018 is.....

Congratulations go to

Piali, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until February 9, 2013 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

  Audrey H., Dawn C. and Chris- you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!

Artwork by Audrey H

Artwork by Dawn C.

Artwork by Chris

Each challenge we pick Ravishing Rogues from among the entries which  featured RRD stamps.

The RC018 Ravishing Rogues are Cathy and Barbara!

Artwork by Cathy Calamas

Artwork by Barbara Thompson

We hope you proudly display this badge!

Thanks to everyone who played!

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what's up for Rebel Challenge #19!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Simple Set Sunday: Rogue in the Round

One thing I love about being part of the stamping and papercraft community is the amazing amount of inspiration, knowledge and fabulous techniques that are shared amongst the group.  Today, I have a simple set inspired by Cathy of A Surcee Life who wowed me with a Rogue wreath for our One-Layer Holiday card challenge using her new Inkadinkado Stamping Gear!  Check out Cathy's post to see how she put her creation together!

Of course, as soon as I saw Cathy's great card and informative tutorial, I just had to have a Stamping Gear of my very own!  Mine arrived a few days ago and I immediately put it to use.

I'll be using the largest circle for today's cards with 5.5" x 5.5" card bases cut from vanilla cardstock and the largest of the Stamping Gear circular wheels.

For my first card, I wanted to keep it simple.  I decided on the theme of thanks as I have a lot of Thank You cards to put together after the holidays!  I turned to my Nature Notes set and the small flourish. 

The lovely gear wheel has markings to help guide you with each stamp project.  Once lined up, I stamped my flourish every fourth gear slot (or every other triangle-marked slot).  I continued around the circle. 

To fill in my lovely circle, I turned the flourish a quarter turn on the stamp paddle and stamped alternate triangle-marked slots.

To complete the card, I punched out a scalloped circle from coordinating paper and stamped the "Thank You" sentiment on it.  To make it stand out a bit more, I attached the circle to the card with a pop dot.

Stamps: Thank You and flourish from Nature Notes (Rogue Redhead Designs)

The next card I made, I decided to try two colors and make a Valentine.  I used a soft pink and a slightly stronger pink ink for this one.  I started out in the same manner as the previous card, stamping every other triangle-marked slot with the rose inked with light pink. For the image, I picked one of the roses from the Floriculture set.

I then created two simple masks from a repositionable note and placing them over two adjacent light pink roses.  I then inked the rose with darker pink and, leapfroging the masks as I went, stamped in-between each of the light pink roses creating a full rose wreath.

To end off, I used a waterbrush to pick up the coordinating inks and fill in the roses with a light wash of color.  I used another punched scalloped circle for the "Love You" message that I attached to the card, again using a pop dot.

Stamps: Rose from Floriculture and sentiment from Snow Hugs (Rogue Redhead Designs)

For the final card, I stamped the Sun from Florculture with yellow ink at the first slot.  Without reinking, I moved over 3 slots and stamped again for a slightly lighter impression.  I reinked, moved over another 3 slots and repeated the process.  I added a layered Prima flower to finish off the circle and added the "Je t'aime" sentiment to complete a sunnier Valentine which is destined for my Mom's mailbox.

Stamps: Sun and sentiment from Floriculture (Rogue Redhead Designs)

So that's Rogue in the Round!  Hope you enjoyed my simple set today!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Debi Ryan: Art Journal Page

For Christmas, my hubby bought me a beautiful A4 Art Journal. I couldn't wait to create, here's the first page. I masked and sprayed with Dylusions. I then sprayed the background stamps from Getting Grizzling and Snow Hugs to add more texture and interest. I also stamped the roses from the Floriculture set, and the kisses from the Snow Hugs set.

Here's wishing you a very Happy 2013, Debi x

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